Faculty Members

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Assistant Professor
Ito Ayahito

Ph.D. Disability Science, Tohoku University, Japan, 2013

Areas of specialization Cognitive Neuroscience
Social Neuroscience
Experimental Psychology
Laboratory/research office
Current research topics
Educational background 2013: Doctor, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine
2010: Master, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine
2008: Bachelor, Hokkaido University
Professional background 2022-2022: 
2022-: 
2021-2022: 
2019-: Lecturer, Research Institute for Future Design, Kochi University of Technology
2019-: , University of Southampton, Department of Psychology Visiting Fellow
2018-2019: , University of Southampton, Department of Psychology JSPS Overseas Research Fellow
2017-2018: , University of York, Department of Psychology JSPS Overseas Research Fellow
2017-2019: 
2014-2017: 
2013-2014: 
2010-2012: 
Licenses
Academic societies Cognitive Neuroscience Society

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Courses

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Undergraduate school
Graduate school

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Research activities

Research papers
  1. Authors: Ito A, Yoshida K, Aoki R, Fujii T, Kawasaki I, Hayashi A, Ueno A, Sakai S, Mugikura S, Takahashi S, Mori E
    Title: The role of the ventromedial prefrontal cortex in preferential decisions for own- and other-age faces
    Journal: Frontiers in Psychology, Vol. 13, p. 822234
    Year: 2022
  2. Authors: Kajimura S, Ito A, Izuma K
    Title: Brain knows who is on the same wavelength: Resting state connectivity can predict compatibility of a female–male relationship
    Journal: Cerebral Cortex , Vol. 31, pp. 5077-5089, Oxford university press
    Year: 2021
  3. Authors: Ishioka T, Ito A, Miyaguchi H, Nakamura H, Sawamura D
    Title: Psychological Impact of COVID-19 on Occupational Therapists: An Online Survey in Japan
    Journal: American Journal of Occupational Therapy, Vol. 75, No. 7504205010, AOTA Press
    Year: 2021
  4. Authors: Levorsen M, Ito A, Suzuki S, Izuma K
    Title: Testing the reinforcement learning hypothesis of social conformity
    Journal: Human Brain Mapping, Vol. 42, pp. 1328-1342
    Year: 2021
  5. Authors: Ito A, Ishioka T
    Title: Exploring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of rehabilitation therapists
    Journal: Journal of Rehabilitation Neurosciences
    Year: 2020
  6. Authors: Ito A, Yoshida K, Takeda K, Sawamura D, Murakami Y, Hasegawa A, Sakai S, Izuma K
    Title: The role of the ventromedial prefrontal cortex in automatic formation of impression and reflected impression
    Journal: Human Brain Mapping,  John Wiley & Sons
    Year: 2020
  7. Authors: Ito A, Kawachi Y, Kawasaki I, Fujii T
    Title: Effect of aging on choice-induced cognitive conflict
    Journal: Behavioural Brain Research
    Year: 2019
  8. Authors: Murakami Y, Sakai S, Takeda K, Sawamura D, Yoshida K, Hirose T, Ikeda C, Mani H, Yamamoto T, Ito A
    Title: Autistic traits modulate the activity of the ventromedial prefrontal cortex in response to female faces
    Journal: Neuroscience Research, Elsevier B.V.
    Year: 2018
  9. Authors: Ito A, Niwano K, Tanabe M, Sato Y, Fujii T
    Title: Activity changes in the left superior temporal sulcus reflect the effects of childcare training on young female students' perceptions of infants' negative facial expressions.
    Journal: Neuroscience Research
    Year: 2018
  10. Authors: Kitayama S, Yanagisawa K, Ito A, Ueda R, Uchida Y, Abe N
    Title: Reduced orbitofrontal cortical volume is associated with interdependent self-construal.
    Journal: PNAS
    Year: 2017
  11. Authors: Ito A, Fujii T, Abe N, Kawasaki I, Hayashi A, Ueno A, Yoshida K, Sakai S, Mugikura S, Takahashi S, Mori E
    Title: Gender differences in ventromedial prefrontal cortex activity associated with valuation of faces
    Journal: Neuroscience
    Year: 2016
  12. Authors: Mugikura S, Abe N, Ito A, Kawasaki I, Ueno A, Takahashi S, Fujii T
    Title: Medial temporal lobe activity associated with the successful retrieval of destination memory
    Journal: Experimental Brain Research
    Year: 2016
  13. Authors: Kawasaki I, Ito A, Fujii T, Ueno A, Yoshida K, Sakai S, Mugikura S, Takahashi S, Mori E
    Title: Differential activation of the ventromedial prefrontal cortex between male and female givers of social reputation
    Journal: Neuroscience Research
    Year: 2015
  14. Authors: Ito A, Abe N, Kawachi Y, Kawasaki I, Ueno A, Yoshida K, Sakai S, Matsue Y, Fujii T
    Title: Distinct neural correlates of the preference-related valuation of supraliminally and subliminally presented faces
    Journal: Human Brain Mapping
    Year: 2015
  15. Authors: Abe N, Fujii T, Ito A, Ueno A, Koseki Y, Hashimoto R, Hayashi A, Mugikura S, Takahashi S, Mori E
    Title: The neural basis of dishonest decisions that serve to harm or help the target
    Journal: Brain and Cognition
    Year: 2014
  16. Authors: Ueno A, Ito A, Kawasaki I, Kawachi Y, Yoshida K, Murakami Y, Sakai S, Iijima T, Matsue Y, Fujii T
    Title: Neural activity associated with enhanced facial attractiveness by cosmetics use
    Journal: Neuroscience Letters
    Year: 2014
  17. Authors: Hayashi A, Abe N, Fujii T, Ito A, Ueno A, Koseki Y, Mugikura S, Takahashi S, Mori E
    Title: Dissociable neural systems for moral judgment of anti- and pro-social lying
    Journal: Brain Research
    Year: 2014
  18. Authors: Ito A, Abe N, Fujii T, Hayashi A, Ueno A, Mugikura S, Takahashi S, Mori E
    Title: The contribution of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex to the preparation for deception and truth-telling
    Journal: Brain Research
    Year: 2012
  19. Authors: Ito A, Fujii T, Ueno A, Koseki Y, Tashiro M, Mori E
    Title: Neural basis of pleasant and unpleasant emotions induced by social reputation
    Journal: Neuroreport
    Year: 2011
  20. Authors: Ito A, Abe N, Fujii T, Ueno A, Koseki Y, Hashimoto R, Mugikura S, Takahashi S, Mori E
    Title: The role of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex in deception when remembering neutral and emotional events
    Journal: Neuroscience Research
    Year: 2011
Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research from the Japanese government
  1. Project title: Neural correlates of preference formation for faces
    Category: Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B)
    Project number: 16K16074
    Project period: 2016/4/-2018/3/
    Total budget amount: 3,900,000 yen
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Social activities

Committee roles
  1. Guest Associate Editor (Topic editor), Frontiers in Psychology (Cognitive Science) , 2021
  2. Review Editor, Frontiers in Psychology (Emotion Science) , 2021

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